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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Classical Civilization Major (B.A.)

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Major code BA5214

College of Arts and Sciences 
Classics and World Religions Department
Ellis Hall 210
Phone: 740.597.2100
Fax: 740.597.2146

James Andrews, contact person

Program Overview

The classical civilization major equips our students to understand the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean through their languages, literature, art, and archaeology. The study of the classical world is of continuing value because we gain a deeper perspective on basic human questions such as the nature of love, family, war, community, and religious experience, through the eyes of these ancient peoples. Students learn to analyze the evidence from archaeology and literature, and apply the patterns they recognize to the modern world. Classical civilization students are encouraged to take Latin or Greek to fulfill the language requirement, to learn how to think like an ancient Greek or Roman, and so understand these cultures from the inside. Many of our classical civilization majors are also majors in English, history, and anthropology. Classical civilization majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher can complete a departmental honors thesis in one or two terms for 3-6 credit hours in addition to the regular requirements for the major. Preapproved application and interview required.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Classical civilization graduates can apply skills in research, analysis and critical thinking, and familiarity with humanities to most jobs and professional programs. Our students have gone on to graduate programs in classics, archaeology, and museum studies, and made careers in business, art gallery curatorship, and heritage tourism among others.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Classical Civilization Major Requirements

 Complete 26 semester credit hours of classics and world religions coursework, including all the requirements below.

2000-Level Core Courses

Complete three of the following courses in Greek and Roman civilization and archaeology:

2000-Level Core Elective

Complete 3 hours in any 2000-level CLAR or CLAS course (not CLAS 2110).

3000/4000-Level Electives

Complete a minimum of 12 hours from any 3000- or 4000-level CLAR, CLAS, GK, LAT course, and/or HIST 3291 and 3292.

Colloquium in Classics and World Religions

Complete 2 hours of CLAS 3800.

Extradepartmental Electives

Complete 6 hours from the following courses, or choose in consultation with your advisor:

A&S Language Requirement - B.A.

Students are encouraged to complete the A&S language requirement by studying Greek or Latin, but may fulfill it with study of any language (although certain languages do not meet the A&S requirement). It is recommended students complete either the Greek or Latin two-year language sequence.

Latin Two-Year Sequence

Coplete the following courses:

Greek Two-Year Sequence

Complete the following courses:

Senior Honors Thesis

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will have the option of researching and writing a senior honors thesis.

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